I love this quote: “”If you think about church, there’s very little that’s bad. It’s singing awesome songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself and helping other people — and doing that in a community with wonderful relationships. What part of that is not to like?” This comes from an atheist named Sanderson Jones. Jones and his partner Pippa Evans are two British comedians who started Sunday Assemblies. Sunday Assemblies are “atheist mega-churchs” that draw atheists together for camaraderie of a congregation without religion or ritual.
If atheists view the church this way, why are we so quick to criticize? Yes, criticism does help make us better and less quirky but at our core the Church is God’s chosen way to interact with His people. We do get it right more often than not. Does it really take an atheist to help us to see that?